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    Fri, 20 Apr 2012 16:07:01

    Jean Paul Gauliter Defends Amy Winehouse-Inspired Collection - He was criticized by her family for sending Winehousian models down the runway

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    One of Madonna's favorite fashion designers and Diet Coke bottle creator Jean Paul Gaultier is defending himself over the criticisms of his Amy Winehouse-inspired, S/S 2012 runway show. Winehouse lookalikes were sent down the catwalk six months after the singer's untimely death at 27. The models wore heavy eyeliner and teased beehives, which were Winehouse's image staples.

    Winehouse's father Mitch said that the collection was in poor taste and labeled it an insult to the memory of his late daughter. The designer responded now, telling VogueTV, "I was surprised when she died that no one in fashion made an homage to her." Clearly, his intentions were noble and he wanted to celebrate and recreate Winehouse's signature look.

    JG continued, "Her look was fabulous, fantastic - it was unique. Usually, actresses and singers need fashion advice. She naturally had the right make-up, the right earrings - it was a truly a style. She didn't just pick up one part of that look. And I love her voice, I love everything about her."

    So it was an homage, not an insult.

    Do you think Mitch Winehouse should rethink his position and realize that Jean Paul Gaultier was paying tribute to his daughter?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    04.20.12



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